Emergency Dispatcher

Jenks Police Department (OK) - Jenks, Oklahoma

Mar 12, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Jul 1, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$14.92 (Negotiable based on experience) hourly

Job Description

The Jenks Police Department is looking for outstanding individuals to be dedicated and motivated emergency dispatchers. The ideal candidate is a person who is committed to public service and making a positive impact on the community. As a Jenks Emergency Dispatcher, you will handle emergency and non-emergency calls, operate the 911 and non-emergency system, assign law enforcement, fire department, and other emergency service providers to calls for service, and communicate important public safety information to emergency responders and the public.

Selection Process Applicants must successfully complete the following steps in the hiring process before being hired as a Jenks Emergency Dispatcher:

Application Review

Screening Assessment

Background Investigation

Interview Process

Drug Screen

Medical Examination

Pay and Benefits

Starting salary - $14.92 Per Hour (Negotiable based on experience)

Tuition reimbursement – Up to $2,500 per year (Subject to approval)

100% paid employee health care

Dental, vision, and life insurance plans available

Retirement plan available

Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday leave

Uniforms provided

Additional Information

Major Responsibility and Activities

Relate ordinances, policies, and methods to citizens relevant to reported problems

Receive and forward radio traffic regarding pertinent information

Receive, compose, forward, and route information to appropriate parties

Answer 911 and administration calls

Document prisoner histories, receive property, and supervise prisoners according to well-defined practices

Search prisoners and secure prisoner property

Assure prisoners are fed and receive necessary medical attention

Receive cash bonds/fines or other means for prisoner release

Ensure monetary integrity by documenting all monies received from prisoner’s property and/or cash bond payments

Remain updated on relevant equipment, policies, procedures, laws, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property and institutions

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Education: High school graduate or G.E.D
  • Experience: Emergency dispatcher experience preferred but not required.

Preferred Experience

Emergency dispatcher experience preferred but not required.


Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have a valid driver license

Must pass a health examination and drug screen

This is a safety sensitive position; therefore, medical marijuana is not permitted

Must pass a background investigation

Must be willing to work mornings, evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays

Must be willing to work 12-hour shifts

Must be able to use telephone, facsimile, computer, email, and radio

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a strong attention to detail

Must be able to handle stress effectively without it interfering with performance

Must be able to defend oneself in case of an emergency

Must possess or be able to obtain appropriate certifications

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Must be able to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships

Must possess basic computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Outlook

Must handle sensitive information with integrity and confidentiality

No felony convictions

No conviction for domestic assault

No conviction for a crime of moral turpitude

Must be a U.S. Citizen or meet eligibly requirements for working in the U.S.

Physical: Primary functions require ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment. Continuous sitting and some walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and twisting. Occasional squatting, kneeling, and reaching. Occasional lifting of up to 15 pounds may be required.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Vision sufficient to read computer screens, printed documents, and to operate office equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Contact Information

Jared Hurst

Jenks Police Department (OK)
211 N Elm St
Jenks, Oklahoma 74037-3785
phone: 918-299-6311

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